It’s the 30th anniversary of the release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I love that movie so much. clothes, underpants, shoes, toys, the Tyco fashion doll, the doll playset, doll fashions, a lunchbox, a backpack, hair accessories, badges, books, the Tiger game, beach towel, poster, candy, school supplies,

Used to borrow the VHS copy my grandma had and watch it all the time. I eventually got my own DVD copy in 2006. I can still recite and sing sing some of the songs from memory. Still haven’t seen the prequel and the sequel. The Saturday morning cartoon was to be desired. I tried to get on board with Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, but I couldn’t. By then all my friends had moved on.

I even have a rule when I buy Disney Princess stuff Ariel has to be depicted on the item. IMGprincessbook
Or I won’t buy it and don’t even get me started on the Palace Pets.

So supposedly the movie is “sending the wrong message” and “outdated”? Even though it was made in the 1980s and based off a very old story. As a kid I didn’t see her as that I saw her as a defiant teenager who wanted love. Ok the wanting love is the “bad” part.

Maybe I’m just basic for her being my favorite.